Public records don’t go away

The Aspen Daily News in Aspen, Colorado runs a statement every day on their front page Flag that states: “If you don’t want it printed, don’t let it happen.”

It’s a bit brash for our taste, but the words apply to this newspaper when it comes to public record reporting that appears on our pages.

Recently we’ve had three persons request that we remove police and court reports that pertain to cases they were involved in. They cite invasion of privacy concerns and correctly state that the information will jeopardize future hiring opportunities as well as admission to some colleges.

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